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|VM_PAGE_FREE(9)||Kernel Developer's Manual||VM_PAGE_FREE(9)|
NAME¶vm_page_free, vm_page_free_toq, vm_page_free_zero, vm_page_try_to_free — free a page
#include <vm/vm_page.h> void
vm_page_free(vm_page_t m); void
vm_page_free_toq(vm_page_t m); void
vm_page_free_zero(vm_page_t m); int
DESCRIPTION¶The vm_page_free_toq() function moves a page into the free queue, and disassociates it from its object. If the page is held, wired, already free, or its busy count is not zero, the system will panic. If the
PG_ZEROflag is set on the page, it is placed at the end of the free queue; otherwise, it is placed at the front. If the page's object is of type
OBJT_VNODEand it is the last page associated with the object, the underlying vnode may be freed. The vm_page_free() and vm_page_free_zero() functions both call vm_page_free_toq() to actually free the page, but vm_page_free_zero() sets the
PG_ZEROflag and vm_page_free() clears the
PG_ZEROflag prior to the call to vm_page_free_toq(). The vm_page_try_to_free() function verifies that the page is not held, wired, busy or dirty, and if so, marks the page as busy, drops any protection that may be set on the page, and frees it.
RETURN VALUES¶vm_page_try_to_free() returns 1 if it is able to free the page; otherwise, 0 is returned.
SEE ALSO¶vm_page_busy(9), vm_page_hold(9), vm_page_wire(9)
AUTHORS¶This manual page was written by Chad David ⟨email@example.com⟩.
|July 24, 2001||Debian|